Tuesday, November 4, 2008

High End Dupes

So part of being fabulous, is of course looking fabulous. I've become obsessed with watching beauty tutes on youtube. Unfortunately, I can't afford a lot of the looks, because a lot of them rely heavily on high end brands. Everyone likes to spend their money differently, and I just can't afford to spend a lot of money on cosmetics, especially when there are great and affordable alternatives. This is going to be a looooong post, so bare with me. I've scoured the net and blogs and compiled a comprehensive list of "dupes". High end products and shades and their drugstore counterparts. The texture, quality may not be the same, this is just based on color.
However, I can say that milani, jane, prestige and NYX cosmetics are amazing. Not only for their price, but their overall performance is just great.

First, with the eyeshadows, pigments, etc.
High End Brand/Color Drug Store Brand/Color
Mac Copper Sparkle Pigment L’Oreal HIP Tenacious
Mac Old Gold Pigment L’Oreal HIP Rebel
Mac Blue Brown Pigment L’Oreal HIP Intrepid
Mac Coppering NYX Copper
Mac Cranberry NYX Rust
Mac Amber Lights NYX Golden
Mac Juxt NYX Springleaf, Milani Garden Mist
Mac Boy Meets Girl NYX Antique Gold
Mac Swish NYX Spring Flower
Mac Parrot NYX Ocean
Mac All that Glitters NYX Champagne
Mac Naked Lunch NYX Sahara
Mac Vellum NYX Opal
Mac Rose Blanc NYX High light
Mac Satin Taupe NYX Iced Mocha
Mac Fleshpot NYX Echo Lipstick
Mac Moth Brown NYX Alaska
Mac Beautiful Iris NYX Frosted Lilac
Mac Electric Eel NYX Irises
Mac Hepcat NYX Violet, Prestige Blossom
Mac Humid NYX Mermaid Green, Milani Clover
Mac Nocturnelle NYX Beauty Queen, Milani Shock
Mac Parfait Amour NYX Purple
Mac Passionate NYX Cherry
Mac Star n’Rockets NYX Luxor
Mac Amber Lights Milani Sun Goddess and Desert Sun
Mac Blue Noir Prestige Ink
Mac Cork Cover Girl Swiss Chocolate
Mac Electric Eel Milani Atlantis
Mac Glare Prestige Golden Sun
Mac Goldmine Prestige Golden Retriever
Mac Hypnotique Prestige Saturn
Mac Melody Jane Millionaire
Mac Midnight Blue Jane Blue Jeans
Mac Pink Freeze Prestige Ballet
Mac Pink Venus Milani Taffy
Mac Rose Prestige Flushed
Mac Sketch Milani Marooned
Mac Unreally Blue Milani Blue Jeans
Bare Escentuals Cupcake Glimpse Milani Illusion
Bare Escentuals Queen Tiffany Milani Java Bean
Bare Escentuals Socialite Glimmer Milani Java Bean
Benefit Lemon Aid Jane Dream Cream
Cargo Nepal Milani Flare
Clinique Bronze Satin Cover Girl Tapestry Taupe
Clinique Golden Lynx Cover Girl Glazed Ginger
Clinique Silver Lining Jane It’s a Girl
Clinique Strawberry Fudge Milani Illusion
Dior GoldFusion L'oreal Enlightened Emerald
MAC Aquadisiac Jane Millionare
MAC Atlas ULTA Silk
MAC Bamboo Wild and Crazy Wild Guava
MAC Banshee Milani Spice
MAC Beautiful Iris ULTA Iris
MAC Black Tied Covergirl Shimmering Onyx, Milani Storm, Jane Clubbing
MAC Brule Milani Almondine
MAC Camel Revlon Pro Bamboo
MAC Coco NYX Beanie
MAC Coquette Almay Khaki Eye Gel
MAC Crystal L'Oreal Beauty Queen On-the-Loose
MAC Dazzleray Pigment NYC Loose Sparkle Eye Dust in Champagne
MAC Deep Truth Loreal On the Loose in Night Fever
MAC Dementhe Milani Clover
MAC Electra Jane Hi Ho Silver
MAC Embark Jane Brownie Points
MAC Guacamole Milani Limbo Lime
MAC Glare ULTA Silk
MAC Jest Milani Peachy Peach, Maybelline Pink Sands, ULTA Bermuda Sand
MAC Jewel Blue Jane Eye Zing in Surfer Girl
MAC Kicky Blue L'Oreal Holographic Blue
MAC Leisure Time L'Oreal OTL in Flash Light
MAC Little Madame Milani Illusion
MAC Medowland L'Oreal Wear Infinite in Glistening Sea
MAC Melody Jane Millionare
MAC Metamorph Rimmel Hope
MAC Mulch Milani Java Bean, L'oreal HIP in Saucy
MAC Naked Lunch Wet n' Wild Fine Wink
MAC Nylon Milani Classic Beige
MAC Paradisco Flirt! Feeling Hot
MAC Perverted Pearl Milani Silver Bullet
MAC Shale Milani Icy Plum
MAC Shimmermoss ULTA Luna
MAC Silver Milani in Mercury
MAC Sketch Milani Marooned
MAC Shroom Jane Magic Mushroom, Wet 'n Wild Flirt Shimmer Stick
MAC Soba ULTA Toast
MAC Sprout Prestige Wasabi, Milani Garden Mist
MAC Steamy Milani Clover, ULTA Luna
MAC Sumptuous Olive Milani Antique Gold, ULTA Golden Olive
MAC Trax Flirt! Glamourazzi, Milani Desire
MAC Vanilla Wild and Crazy Mist Over Me 3110, Milani Snow Frost
MAC Vex Max Factor Mint Matinee
MAC Woodwinked Milani Golden Bronze
NARS Ashes to Ashes Maybelline Silken Taupe
Stila Barefoot Contessa Jane Magic Mushroom
Stila Go Lightly Milani Golden Bronze
Stila Grace Ulta Plum Smoke
Stila Holly Golightly Milani Golden Bronze, Jane Magical Mushroom
Stila Kitten Sally Girl Silver Lining, ULTA Bermuda Sand
Stila Pigalle ULTA Chianti
Stila Ray Milani Sun Goddess, Milani Desert Sun,
Stila Twig Milani Spice
Urban Decay Acid Rain Milani Garden Mist
Urban Decay Asphyxia Milani Enchantment
Urban Decay Chains Milani Antique Gold
Urban Decay Green Goddess ULTA Mist
Urban Decay Lounge Physician's Formula Down To Earth
Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Milani Sheer Sand, Sephora Old Rose; Cover Girl Bedazzled Biscotti
Urban Decay Oilslick Covergirl Shimmering Onyx, Milani Storm, Jane Clubbing, Presige Ink
Urban Decay Roach Max Factor Sable
Mac Vex Max Factors Mint Matinee
Mac Vapor Prestige Chilly
Mac Unreally Blue Milani’s Blue Jeans
Mac Sushi Flower Prestige Love
Mac Steamy Milani Clover, Ulta Luna

Now, the foundations, face products:

Origins Zero Oil Foundation Bonne Bell No Shine Oil Controlling Gel
Prescriptives Magic Liquid Potion Foundation Revlon Skinlights Illumination Lotion
Stila Pivotal Skin Foundation Almay Nearly Naked
Yves St. Laurent Touche Eclat Revlon Skinlights Illusion Wand in Luminous Touch

The Blushes:

Nars Orgasm Blush Milani Luminous Blush
Benefit Benetint
L'Oreal Pinch Of Colour in Blushing, L'Oreal Translucide Gel Blush in Blushing Glow, Sonia Kashuk Lip & Cheek Tint in Sheer Bliss, The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Tint, Wet 'N' Wild Ink Stains,
Benefit Blush in Dandelion Almay Blush in Petal, Jane Blushing Cheeks Blush in Blushing Blossom, L'oreal Blush Delice in Strawberry Tart, Maybelline Blush in Seashell Pink, Maybelline Blush in Sweetheart Rose, Maybelline Blush in Wash of Winter, Clinique Blush in Pink
Bobbi Brown Blush in Blushed: Jane Blushing Cheeks Blush in Blushing Orchid, L'Oreal Blush in Rustica
Cargo Catalina Maybelline in Seashell Pink
Chanel Caprice blush Maybelline Mauve Pulse
MAC Blush in Angel: Maybelline Blush in Packed Powder Pink, Maybelline Pure Blush in Pure Blossom, Almay Stay Smooth Beyond Powder Blush in Petal
MAC Blush in Cubic Jane Blushing Cheeks Blush in Blushing Petal,
MAC Blush in Fleur Power CoverGirl Blush in Rose Silk, Maybelline Pure Blush in Pure Rose & Pure Peach, L'Oreal Blush in Sunset
MAC Blush in Margin Rimmel Blush in Apricot, NYX Terra Cotta
MAC Blush in Peacher Rimmel blush in Apricot
Mac Plum Foolery L'oreal Color of Hope blush
MAC Blush in Prism Jane Blushing Cheeks Blush in Blushing Baby Doll, Rimmel Blush in Bronze
MAC Cheekhue in Da Da Delight Revlon Cream Blush in Berry Fliratious
Nars Deep Throat Rimmel Apricot Blush
NARS Exhibit A Milani Blush in Mango
NARS Laguna Bronzer L'oreal HIP Bronzer in Blessed
NARS Lovejoy Flirt! Caramel Belle
NARS Outlaw NYC Darling Donner Blush
NARS Sin L'Oreal Feel Naturale Blush in Mauvelous, L'Oreal Feel Naturale Blush in Plume, Revlon Skinlights Eye Cheek Color in Berry, L'oreal Color of Hope blush, Milani Temptation, Rimmel blush in Temptation, Cover Girl Cheekers in Natural Twinkle, Maybelline in Berry Winey & Bohemian Blush
NARS Torrid L'Oreal Front Page Peach,
NARS Antibes multiple Wet 'n' Wild Twist Up Blush StickScandalous
NARS Copacabana multiple: Wet 'n' Wild Twist Up Blush Stick in Flirt
NARS Portofino Wet 'n' Wild Twist Up Blush Stick Coy
NARS South Beach multiple Wet 'n' Wild Twist Up Blush StickBrazen Babe
Stila Camellia Wet 'n Wild MegaGlo Face Illuminator in Toasty
Stila Rose Wet 'N' Wild MegaGlo Face Illuminator in Rosy
MAC MSF Physicians Formula Baked Bronzer

Estee Lauder Eye Defining Pencil in Brown Velvet Wet & Wild Brow/Liner Pencil in #652
MAC Liquid Liner Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eyeliner, Prestige liquid eyeliner, Wet 'N' Wild Liquid Eyeliner
MAC Teddy Maybelline Bronze Gleam
Clinique Quickliner Covergirl Perfect Point Plus
Lancome Le Stylo Waterproof CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus

Now those lips:

Aveda Matte Huckleberry Lipstick Bonne Bell Autumn Rose
Aveda lipstick in Sheer Ambrosia Bonne Bell Grapevine Whine lip gloss, Bonne Bell Lip-Lix in Grapevine Whine, Bonne Bell Cin-a-Money
Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in Brown Jane Lipstick in Bareberry, or Bye Bye Brown, Rimmel Lip Vinyl in Mmmmm
Bobbi Brown Beige Gold lipstick L'Oreal Hip Honey lipstick
Bobbi Brown Blackberry lipstick Revlon SuperLustrous in Blackberry
Bobbi Brown Nude lipstick Revlon Pro Neutrality Cream
Bobbi Brown Raisin lipstick: L'Oreal Colour Supreme lipstick in Real Raisin
Bobbi Brown Redwood Revlon Pro Burnished Cream
Bobbi Brown Ruby Shimmer Jane Lig Huggers in Cinnamon Stick
Bobbi Brown Fudge lipgloss Revlon Pro Molasses lipgloss
Bobbi Brown Petal lip gloss Bonne Bell Cotton Candy Lip Lites, NYC Brush on in Beautiful
Clinique Air Kiss Glosswear Jane Mirage Lip Dips pot lipstick, Almay 1 Coat lipgloss in Blush
Cargo Congo Lipstick L'Oreal Wine and Dine Lipstick
Chanel Copacabana lipstick Rimmel Asia, Milani Pink Chiffon
Chanel Berries lipstick Jane Best of Berries lipstick
Chanel Metallic Vamp lipstick: L'Oreal Mica,
Chanel Rouge Noir lipstick Wet 'n' Wild Blackest Red lipstick
Chanel Glossimer in Black Tie Milani Desire
Chanel Glossimer in Blizzard Wet 'N' Wild Lipgloss in Bronzeberry
Chanel Glossimer in Giggle Bonne Bell Lip d'Votion in Sweet Mocha, Neutragena Chic gloss
Chanel Glossimer in Twinkle Maybelline Wet Shine Diamonds Liquid in Liquid Gold, Caboodles in Smile
Chanel Lip Liner in Nude Wet 'n Wild #666, Max Factor liner in Nude
Christian Dior Rose Souffle lipstick L'Oreal Colour Riche Tendre Mauve lipstick
Clinique Black Honey Lipstick: Maybelline Wet Shine Lipstick in Drippin' Honey, Rimmel Lipstick in Revolution, Bonne Bell Grapevine Whine lip gloss, Bonne Bell Lip-Lix in Grapevine Whine, Bonne Bell Cin-a-Money
Clinique Cocoplum lipgloss Maybelline Berry Spacey lip polish
Clinique Honey Bee Glosswear Jane Save the Earth Lip Dips pot lipstick
Clinique Lipstick in Waterviolet Maybelline Wet Shine Diamonds in Mauvey Rock
Clinique Lipstick in Pink Beach Maybelline Wet Shine Diamonds in Pink Diamonds
Clinique Heather Plum lipstick Almay Serene lipstick
Clinique Nude Ice lipstick Jane Megabites lipstick in Pineapple Delight
Clinique Sweet Honey lipstick Jane Rosy Outlook lipstick
Clinique Berry Buff lipstick Cover Girl Coco Blush lipstick
Clinique Buff lipstick Bonne Bell Lip Gear in Citrus City, L'Oreal Tawny lipstick
Clinique Lipstick in Black Violet Bonne Bell Grapevine Whine lip gloss, Bonne Bell Lip-Lix in Grapevine Whine, Bonne Bell Cin-a-Money
Clinique Tenderheart Lipstick Maybelline Wet Shine Diamonds in Pink Topaz, Natural Glow Wood Hyacinth lipstick, Covergirl Spice it Up lipstick, Jane flipstick #3 in Solar Flare
Estee Lauder All Day Lipstick in Rose Sapphire Avon Triple Benefit Lipstick in Rosetone
Estee Lauder Bare Buff lipstick Maybelline Nude lipstick
Estee Lauder Double Matte lipstick Cover Girl Self Renewing lipstick in Toasted Almond
Hard Candy Pussy Cat lipstick Maybelline Pink Perle lipstick, Jane Night Shift lipstick, Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in Bold Berry
Lancome Beige Marilyn lip brio gloss L'Oreal Rouge Pulp in Exposed
Lancome Juicy Tube in Bonfire L'Oreal Colour Juice in Melonade
Lancome Juicy Tubes in Chai Freeze NYC Liquid Lipstick Pen in Kerry
Lancome Juicy Tube in Miracle Jane MegaBites Glossy Gloss in Paper Doll; Revlon Skinlights Glosslights in Rose Quartz; Wet 'n Wild MegaFlavors Lip Gloss in Cherries Jubilee; Maybelline Wet Shine Diamonds Liquid in Fairy Romantic
Lancome Marshmallow lipstick Revlon Lip Glide in Patent Leather Pink
Lancome Exotique lipstick L'Oreal Brown Sugar lipstick
Lancome Platinum lipstick Jane Go Platinum lipstick
Lancome Stargloss in Starlight Sally Hansen Diamond Lip Treatment in Diamond
Laura Mercier Very Bitten lipstick Jane Flipstick in Jammin'
MAC Lip Lacquer in Acrylicka Maybelline Lip Polish in Mauvie Star
MAC Love Nectar lusterglass Milani Coral Shimmer lipgloss
MAC Oak Rimmel Femme Fatale
MAC Lip Pencil in Plum Revlon Colorstay Plum
MAC Lip Pencil in Spice Cover Girl CG Smoothers Lip Liner in Cinnamon Slick, Wet 'n Wild #712 or #666; Avon - Glimmersticks Lip Liner in Glimmer Simply Spice
MAC Lip liner Stripdown Rimmel Femme Fatale
MAC Lipliner Whirl Rimmel Darling Nude
MAC Lipstick in Midimauve Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Smokey Rose
MAC Lipstick in O: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Copperglow Berry, Jordana Bahama Bronze
MAC Blonde on Blonde Wet 'n Wild 770A Gold Rush
MAC Bubbles lipstick Wet 'n' Wild #516A lipstick
MAC Carnal lipstick L'Oreal Wine and Dine lipstick
MAC Creme de la Femme lipstick Rimmel Asia, Milani Pink Chiffon
MAC Dainty Cake lipstick NYC Firefly #306b
MAC Delish lipstick Wet 'n' Wild Ice Cream lipstick
MAC Diva lipstick Jane lipstick in Really Raisin
MAC Film Noir lipstick L'Oreal Colour Endure lipstick in Hot Fudge
MAC Flavour lipstick Maybelline Nude Pink lipstick
MAC Frenzy lipstick Revlon Bamboo Bronze lipstick
MAC Frou lipstick Bonne Bell Vanilla Volts lipstick
MAC Grid lipstick Bonne Bell LipGear in Traffic Jam
MAC Haku lipstick Wet 'n' Wild #546-A lipstick
MAC High Tea lipstick Rimmel Airy Fairy, Milani Sheer Lipstick in Amaterro
MAC Hyper lipstick Revlon Granite lipstick
MAC Lust lipstick: Maybelline Great Wear lipstick in Silver Lilac, Revlon Virtual Violet lipstick
MAC Modum lipstick Almay Malt lipstick
MAC O Lipstick: Jordana Bahama Bronze; Revlon Mulled Cider
MAC Odyssey lipstick Bonne Bell LipGear in Berry Bash
MAC Pervette lipstick Jane HipLips in Pink Slip
MAC Retro lipstick Jane Lipstick in Browned Down Red
MAC Rockocco lipstick Milani Candy Apple lipstick
MAC Sequin lipstick Almay Sequin one coat lipstick
MAC Strawberry Blonde Victoria's Secret Love Bite
MAC Strength lipstick Avon Brilliant Moisture Lipstick in Tiger's Eye
MAC Touch lipstick Jane Browned Down Red lipstick,
MAC Twig lipstick Jane LipHuggers in Kind Of Carob;
Neutrogena Lipstick in Rose Suede
MAC Underworld Neutrogena in South Beach
MAC Viva Glam II lipstick Jane Flipstick in Roseland, Maybelline Great Wear Lipstick in Flesh
MAC Wuss lipstick Avon Spice lipstick, Wet 'n' Wild #547A lipstick
MAC XS lipstick Wet 'n' Wild #547A lipstick
MAC Lipglass in C-thru Milani Secret #12 gloss
MAC Lipglass in Chai Bonne Bell Lip Lites in Cappuccino
MAC Lipglass in Dreamy Wet 'n Wild Precious Metals Lip Gloss in Sugar Plum
MAC Lipglass in Explicit Bonne Bell Lip Lites in Shoutin' Sugar
MAC Lipglass in Freezefrost Wet 'n Wild in Shimmy Shimmer
MAC Lipglass in Fancy That Maybelline Wet Shine Diamonds Liquid in Marquise Peach
MAC Impish Lipglass Rimmel Vinyl Lip in Eastend Snob
MAC Lovechild lipglass Rimmel Snog
MAC Lipglass in Lust Bonne Bell Lip Lites in Cappuccino, or Mocha Mousse
MAC Lipglass in Lychee Luxe Neutrogena Lip Gloss in First Blush, NYC in Sungold Pink
MAC Lipglass in Nymphette Rimmel Lip Gloss in Airy Fairy
MAC Lipglass in Nico L'Oreal’s Glass Shines in Luminous Lilac & Lilac Crystal
Oh Baby Neutrogena’s Lip Gloss in Glimmer, Milani’s Serendipity gloss, L'Oreal’s Glass Shine in Bronze Radiance
Oyster Girl Neutrogena Lip Gloss in Tickled
Pink Clash Bonne Bell’s Lip Lites in Berry 'Nilla Creme

I only put together a few of these myself, they were mostly compiled from blogs (dimespot), message boards (spektra and makeup geek) and youtube vids.

This has turned into more of a beauty blog than I thought, but coming up I have some cute and cheap Christmas gift ideas, recipes and holiday decorations. Oh, and of course more beauty stuff :)


Kathy said...

You are awesome. Like you, I've also become addicted to watching makeup videos on youtube. But I can't always afford the high end products. Very useful info!

T said...

Wow, this post is awesome, awesome, awesome! thanks for doing this!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your list. I'll be sharing this link with my girlfriends.

Anonymous said...

NYX copper and NYX golden are not MAC dupes. I brought these to a MAC store & swatched away. Not only are they NOT dupes of coppering and amber lights but they are not dupes of any MAC permanent collection eyeshadows. They are lovely in glitter and payoff though if you just happen to like them. The undertones are off. One os more orange, the other more red. One more brown the other golden- just all wrong IMO & the MAC iridescent shimmers were hard to dupe. The wet n wild 712 is dead on a Spice liner dupe!! The revlon colorstay blackberry eyeliner is a MAC prunella liner dead ringer.. But I like it more than my MAC because it lasts longer and is more precise.

Anonymous said...

there's another good dupe for Nars Orgasm, it's Sleek Makeup blush in Rose Gold.

Anonymous said...

Awesome public service! Thanks for compiling this.

Anonymous said...

thank you, very useful!

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Anonymous said...

I find that Milani Sangria is a great dupe for Macs rebel if you wanna look into it :)

Grace B said...

Thank you!! I have an upcoming dance competition and need a dupe for MAC's blush "fleur power."

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